S. Lee Pogostin

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S. Lee Pogostin

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: March 08, 1927
Date of Passing: March 07, 2014
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey
Obituary: Variety

S. Lee Pogostin was a writer and director who received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1966 for "The Game," an episode of Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Pogostin grew up in Washington, D.C., and served in WW II after lying about his age to join the Army at 15. He moved to New York in 1950 and got his show business start on such radio shows as  broke Grand Central Station and Suspense.

S. Lee Pogostin was a writer and director who received a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1966 for "The Game," an episode of Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre.

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, Pogostin grew up in Washington, D.C., and served in WW II after lying about his age to join the Army at 15. He moved to New York in 1950 and got his show business start on such radio shows as  broke Grand Central Station and Suspense.

He made the move into television in the erly 1950s, writing for live-era anthologie series as Lux Video Theatre and Studio One.  In the years that followed he wrote for many other programs, including The DuPont Show of the Month, The Dick Powell Theatre and Slattery's People. he also directed episodes of Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre.

His film credits as a writer included Pressure Point, Synanon, Nightmare Honeymoon, Golden Needles and High Road to China. He directed the 1969 release Hard Contract, starring James Coburn.

Pogostin died March 7, 2014, one day before his 87th birthday.

 

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